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Provincetown CabaretFest 2021

'Broadway At The Beach' brings together top performers from Boston, Palm Springs, CA., New York City, Rhode Island, Bermuda and Cape Cod.

 Provincetown CabaretFest 2021  Stars

Solo Show Performers:

    Patricia Fitzpatrick, Sidney Myer, Angela Bacari, Mary Callanan, Michael McAssey, Warren Schein, Richard White, Jo Brisbane, Roderick Ferguson, Shelley Taylor-Boyd, and Chris Brooke.   

Lifetime Achievement Award - Steve Ross

Guest Star Performer:  Pamela Enders

Musical Directors:   Michael McAssey, Mike Renzi, Joe Della Penna, and Tracy Stark.

MCs:  Patricia Fitzpatrick, John O'Neil and Warren Schein.

Angela Bacari Celebrity Master Coach & Guest Star, and  the Saturday Night Gala,  'Some Enchanted Evening'.  

Bacari burst into the entertainment scene in the 1970s. An appearance on the Dinah Shore television show brought her the longest studio applause in TV history for a singing performance!

After years in the industry, Bacari, who resides in Rhode Island, became a sought-after vocal coach. One of her most famous clients is Award-winning actress and vocalist, Liza Minnelli. She worked with Liza, after Liza's stroke.  

This year Angela will be leading a Celebrity Master Class on Wednesday, June 23rd, 11:00 PM - 4:00 PM to prepare our singers for their appearance at the Sunday Celebrity show 'No Business Like Show Business'.  Venue Brasswood Inn, 174 Commercial Street. Provincetown

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Pamela Enders. Sunday Celebrity show, Sunday, June 27th, 11:30 AM. Brasswood Inn, 174 Commercial Street.

Dr. Pam, as we know her, is a regular performer at Club Cafe, in Boston. She is an active member of the Boston Area Cabaret Association (BACA) and has always been supportive of her fellow performers.

Enders' rich, warm voice caresses a song. She has given generously of her time to perform in the Friday Night Variety Show and we are thrilled to have her as our Special Guest Performer at Sunday Brunch. She will perform with the Michael McAssey Trio.

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Richard White  Saturday, June 26th. Sardi's, Gabriel's Guest House. 2:30 - 3:30 PM “From Pens of Friends”

White began his career on Broadway when he was just a kid. He appeared in Sound of Music and Oliver.

He has traveled across the country with his wonderful act, sharing stories of old Broadway and top stars. His melodic voice and Sinatra demeanor invite the audience into his stories. White appeared last year at the festival with his first show and knocked it out of the park. We are pleased to have him with us again this season with his new show celebrating the 1970’s

Michael McAssey.

MAC Award-winning New York Cabaret Artist. 

Winner as host of the MAC Award for Show Of The Year 2019 (PIANO BAR LIVE),  he will live-stream his own show OPEN MAC and also MC our Open Mic party on Thursday, June 24th at 9:00-11:00 PM at Sardi's, Gabriel's Guest House.  

“Non-stop entertainment, punctuated as often by his dazzling vocal prowess as it is by his comic genius” - NEW YORK POST.

“He manages to somehow be both cabaret’s most accomplished balladeer, and it’s wildest, most uninhibited musical clown!” - VARIETY.

Michael McAssey is the weekly host and star of OPEN MAC: Showtunes & Shenanigans on Facebook Live and YouTube. He is also the MAC Award-winning host of the original PIANO BAR LIVE.

 

“Mac” has been a popular member of the New York Piano Bar & Cabaret communities for over 35 years, whether at the piano or standing center stage. 

His piano bar entertaining earned him a Bistro Award and his stand-up cabaret act won him one of the first MAC Awards for Outstanding Male Singer and an invitation to make his Town Hall debut at the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention.

He is currently on staff at PACE UNIVERSITY as a Vocal Coach.

More about Michael, click 

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Shelley Taylor-Boyd.

Thursday, June 24th, 7:30 - 8:30, at Sardi's, Gabriels Guest House, 'Razzle Dazzle 'Em!'

Taylor-Boyd toured the North-East with her brother in the 80's. She left the 'business' to raise her family. Now, she is back.

 

Shelley has appeared at the festival numerous times as one of our Friday night performers. Recently, her appearance at the Open Mic made her a smash hit with the audience.

 

We have invited her to produce her one-woman show 'Razzle Dazzle Em!' at this year's festival. Come, welcome Shelley BACK!

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Mary Callanan. Saturday, June 26th, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Pilgrim House Car Park Theater. 

'Extended Intermission'.

Musical Director Mike Renzi

Callanan participated in the very first festivals and moved from her role in 'Menopause the Musical 'in Boston, to numerous nationwide tours to leading roles on the Broadway stage.

 

She has appeared in 'Annie', 'MAMMA MIA' and created her original role in the Tony Award-winning 'Bandstand'. She was about to appear in the revision of 'My Fair Lady', on Broadway, when the pandemic hit.

Along with Brian Patton, she can be seen every week in a live stream 'Tipsy Tuesdays' on Facebook. Her vocal versatility and 'wicked' humor have made Callanan a favorite to audiences. 

Roderick Ferguson  

Saturday, June 26th. 4:30 - 5:30 PM at Sardi's, Gabriels Guest House'Man Overboard.'

Ferguson, or Rod, as we know him, is what is known in the business as a 'triple threat'. He is a known comic, a versatile singer, and an actor. He has been studying with Actor's Academy in NYC and also with Broadway actress, Emmy award-winning Faith Prince.

Ferguson has appeared in his solo show before at the festival. His sold-out show, in 2016, had the audiences howling in laughter and then misting up with tears.   DO NOT MISS HIS RETURN. 

Jo Brisbane.  Friday, June 25th. 4:00 - 5:00 PM

'Salty Airs', at Sardi's, Gabriels Guest House.

Brisbane located a few years ago to  Cape Cod from California. Her show will tell us the story of a newspaper woman's journey to our sandy shores and Salty Airs. Brisbane has studied, at CabaretFest, with Marilyn Maye, Sharon McKnight, John O'Neil, Steve Ross, and Jeff Harnar.

She has been a big supporter of the festival since we began in 2015. This is her first solo show at the festival and we are so excited to invite her to perform for us. Brisbane is a poet, an author, playwright, and singer.

Known for her unique choice of material, we look forward to seeing her original show 'Salty Airs'.

Chris Brook. 

Wednesday, June 23rd, 7:00 - 8:00 PM.  Sardi's, Gabriels Guest House.

Chris is a Provincetown native. He has appeared in many productions at the Provincetown Theater. He recently completed two years of Master Classes at the festival and has studied with John O'Neil, Angela Bacari, Marilyn Maye, and Sharon Mc Knight. Chris brought the house down at our 2019 Sunday Brunch. This year we are pleased to announce his first Provincetown CabaretFest solo show, "Thirty Minutes to Broadway". We welcome Chris to our roster.